Program Aim

is to develop "truly global human resources, who can learn with other students from Japan, China, and Korea; surmount language barriers to understand the perspectives of their own as well as other countries; work to solve issues that involve our oceans, such as protecting their limited resources and using them in a sustainable manner; and to exhibit leadership that transcends national borders in the areas of industry, government, and academia."

Specifically, we will nurture people who can propose projects that will resolve issues related to the oceans in their own fields as well as in collaboration with other fields (outside of their own) and other people (researchers from other countries) who could bring such projects to fruition and engage in research even within limited environments, and those who have the capability and wherewithal to solve problems as part of a team.